Welcome

Cody Tucker PsychotherapistWhat do you need help with right now?  Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, or simply the stresses of day-to-day life, psychotherapy can be tremendously effective.  I work with adults, couples, and adolescents.  My office is in Los Feliz.  Contact me to discuss how psychotherapy might be helpful for you. I offer a free phone consultation and welcome your questions:

cody@therapyLA.com or (310) 890-3091

About

I’m a licensed psychotherapist with experience in working with a wide range of clients and concerns.  Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life and career transitions, relationship and marriage counseling, step-parenting, LGBT issues, recovery from substance abuse, grief, and coping with crisis are some of  the issues I help clients with. In addition to private practice, I have been a regular participant in a monthly free clinic at the Southern California Counseling Center.

Approach

I work with both traditional, insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral therapies, depending upon your needs.  Insight-oriented, or “talk” therapy, is often the effective treatment of choice for clients who want to work on relationship patterns, life transitions, family dynamics, identity issues, and greater self-understanding. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) tends to be useful for quick symptom relief and specific issues pertaining to anxiety (panic attacks, phobias, generalized anxiety, PTSD, etc.) and depression.  CBT involves specific homework, addressing patterns of thinking, and behavioral change.  Additionally, exposure therapy (a form of CBT) and systematic desensitization can be incorporated for treatment of specific anxiety concerns, such as social anxiety and phobias.

Background

I received my BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. I completed internships in hospice and at Kaiser Permanente Department of Behavioral Health, as well as a post-graduate fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Department of Psychiatry. After completing the fellowship at Cedars, I served as the staff psychotherapist and group leader of the Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program for substance abuse.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS26469)